(Worksheet) Date

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SHARPEN YOUR EARS!

 Listen

to the female voice and mark the script with “

/

“ or

//

where she takes a breath or pauses for emphasis.
Hello, you have reached the automated answering service of your school. In order to assist you in connecting you to the right staff member, Please listen to all the options before making a selection . TO LIE ABOUT WHY YOUR CHILD IS ABSENT , PRESS 1 TO MAKE EXCUSES FOR WHY YOUR CHILD DID NOT DO HIS HOMEWORK , PRESS 2 TO COMPLAIN ABOUT WHAT WE DO, PRESS 3 TO SWEAR AT STAFF MEMBERS , PRESS 4 TO ASK WHY YOU DIDN’T GET INFORMATION , that has already been enclosed in your newsletters and several fliers that have been mailed to you , PRESS 5 IF YOU WANT US TO RAISE YOUR CHILD, PRESS 6 IF YOU WANT TO REACH OUT AND TOUCH, SLAP , OR HIT SOMEONE , PRESS 7 TO REQUEST ANOTHER TEACHER FOR THE THIRD TIME THIS YEAR , PRESS 8 TO COMPLAIN ABOUT BUS TRANSPORTATION, PRESS 9 TO COMPLAIN ABOUT SCHOOL LUNCHES , PRESS 0 IF YOU REALIZE THIS IS THE REAL WORLD AND YOUR CHILD MUST BE ACCOUNTABLE AND RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS OR HER BEHAVIOR, CLASSWORK AND HOMEWORK, AND THAT IT’S NOT THE TEACHERS’ FAULT FOR YOUR CHILD’S LACK OF EFFORT, HANG UP AND HAVE A NICE DAY ! IF YOU WANT THIS IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE, MOVE TO A COUNTRY THAT

SPEAKS IT! THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN PUBLIC EDUCATION !

 Listen to the words and underline the stressed syllable. a- answering excuses education  Listen m- accountable h- complain b- service i- information o- behavior c- assist d- connect j- request p- effort k- transportation q- language e- selection f- absent r- interest l- realize sg-

n- responsible

with

ˈ or

to the compound nouns and identify the stressed syllables. Mark
ˌ

a- homework d- email

e- voicemail

b-newsletter

c- classwork

 Identify the

English words hidden behind the phonetic symbols
c- /ˌtrænspɔː(r)ˈteɪʃən/ i-/rɪˈkwest/ d- /əˈkaʊntətəl/ e- /ˈɪntrəst/

a- /ɪkˈskjuːs/ b- /kəˈnekt/ f-/bɪˈheɪvjə(r)/ g- /kəmˈpleɪn/ l- /rɪˈspɒnsəbl/

h-/ˈlæŋɡwɪdʒ/

j- /ˈrɪəlaɪz/

k- /ˌedjʊˈkeɪʃən/

 Write the following words in phonetic transcription

a- effort apologize

b- staff

c- teacher

d- staff

e- flyer

f-